TY - INPR ID - cogprints7619 UR - http://cogprints.org/7619/ A1 - Schwenkler, Dr. John TI - Does Visual Spatial Awareness Require the Visual Awareness of Space? Y1 - 2011/// N2 - Many philosophers have held that it is not possible to experience a spatial object, property, or relation except against the background of an intact awareness of a space that is somehow ?absolute?. This paper challenges that claim, by analyzing in detail the case of a brain-damaged subject whose visual experiences seem to have violated this condition: spatial objects and properties were present in his visual experience, but space itself was not. I go on to suggest that phenomenological argumentation can give us a kind of evidence about the nature of the mind even if this evidence is not absolutely incorrigible. AV - public KW - spatial representation KW - visual perception KW - Balint's syndrome KW - phenomenology ER -